The Archimedean point and eccentricity: Hannah Arendt's philosophy of Science and technology

Pieter Tijmes

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    Abstract

    In this contribution I discuss Hannah Arendt's philosophy of culture in three rounds. First I give an account of my view on Hannah Arendt's main work The Human Condition. In this frame of reference I distance myself from the importance attached to Hannah Arendt as a political philosopher and hold a warm plea for her as a philosopher of culture (I and II). Second I pay attention to her view on science and technology in their cultural meaning, expressed in the last chapter of The Human Condition. This part consists in a summary of her thoughts as I read them (III, IV, and V). After these two rounds I make some critical remarks on Hannah Arendt's interpretation of science and technology. The viewpoint of ‘eccentricity’ will be discussed as a frame of reference for her philosophy of culture (VI).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)389-406
    Number of pages18
    JournalInquiry
    Volume35
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1992

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